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The Very Best Macaroni Pasta Salad with Shrimp
and tomatoes, crisp celery, bell pepper, scallions with a creamy mayonnaise dressing

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This recipe is a favorite whenever I take it to a gathering because of the great combination of flavors that go so well together with tomatoes, celery, bell pepper, scallions and mayonnaise, perfect for potlucks, picnics, luncheons or any time.

Macaroni Shrimp Salad
recipe and photograph created b
y Peggy Bucholz for www.finedinings.com

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Prep Time: 10 min    Total Time: 25 min    Yield: 12 cups

Ingredients:

16 ounces small salad macaroni pasta
3/4 cups scallions, sliced
2/3 cup celery, sliced, including leaves
2/3 cup red bell peppers, small dice
2/3 cup tomatoes, seeded, diced
1/4 cup sweet pickle relish, or dill if you prefer
6 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped coarsely
1/3 to 1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 cups small peeled shrimp,
salt and pepper, to taste
parsley sprigs for
garnish

Instruction:

Prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain; rinse under cold running water to remove all starch, rinse and drain again thoroughly.

Combine pasta in a large bowl with scallions, celery, bell peppers, tomatoes, relish and parsley.

If not serving immediately, cover and refrigerate. Just before serving fold in the mayonnaise and carefully add the shrimp so that they stay whole. Season the mixture with salt and pepper, garnish with fresh parsley sprigs and serve.

wine Wine recommendation: Pinot Gris; Chardonnay

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